Quotes of the day

posted at 10:11 pm on July 12, 2012 by Allahpundit

Until yesterday, I thought of Mitt Romney as a spineless, disingenuous, and supercilious but more or less decently intentioned person who at least wasn’t the race-mongering pyromaniac that some other Republican candidates of my lifetime have been. Then he gave his speech to the NAACP, and now I think of him as a spineless, disingenuous, supercilious, race-mongering pyromaniac who is very poorly intentioned indeed, and woe to us if this man sets foot in the White House as anything but a tourist…

But he wasn’t a race-baiter until yesterday. That speech wasn’t to the NAACP. It was to Rush Limbaugh. It was to Tea Party Nation. It was to Fox News. Oh, he said some nice things. And sure, let’s give him one point for going there at all. But listen: You don’t go into the NAACP and use the word “Obamacare” and think that you’re not going to hear some boos. It’s a heavily loaded word, and Romney and his people know very well that liberals and the president’s supporters consider it an insult.

We learned a great deal about Mitt Romney yesterday, and what we learned only adds to the picture of this little, plastic fellow who thinks he can get points from white moderates (as explained by an aide to BuzzFeed) by appearing at the NAACP while generating high-fives on the white right for rubbing dirt in the faces of its members while there. Did I earlier give him a point for going there at all? I hereby withdraw it. He went only to send “signals” to other constituencies entirely. I hope those swing voters he was partly aiming for become aware of just how badly he swung and missed on this one.

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After replaying a clip of Romney’s speech, O’Donnell suggested that the candidate had been trying to employ the southern strategy to appeal to racist voters. “Tell me, Goldie, if I’m being too cynical to think that the Romney campaign actually went in that room today with the hope of getting booed at least three times because they want the video of the candidate being booed by the NAACP to play in certain racist precincts where that will actually help them,” the MSNBC host said to contributor Goldie Taylor.

“I don’t think you’re being too cynical at all,” Taylor responded.

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Julian Bond, the noted civil rights leader and former head of the NAACP, echoed the legislators, telling HuffPost, “He is definitely not his father.”…

“He went there to bait us,” Bond said. He argued that Romney deliberately sparked boos by referring to “Obamacare,” which Bond said many African Americans regard as pejorative.

“He wanted to be able to go to some of the independents he needs to get elected and tell them, ‘See? I stood up to the Negroes,’” Bond said. He noted that Romney later said on Fox News that he knew he’d be booed for the Obamacare remark.

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When a presidential candidate speaks to a constituency that gave his party only 4 percent of its votes the last time, he obviously hopes to do better. Mitt Romney, after all, has very little room to do worse with African-Americans in 2012 than Sen. John McCain did in 2008.

But that’s not really the point. Romney’s appeal, like those of other GOP nominees like Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, was really to white suburban independents who want reassurance that their inclination to support him does not lead them into backing someone with primitive views on race.

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With the critical eyes of the political world resting squarely upon him, Romney marched defiantly into the lion’s den [of the NAACP] and delivered a speech that was direct, assertive and dispassionate. Undaunted, the man seeking to unseat the nation’s first African-American president stood calmly before a group of his most fervent supporters and informed them that he, not Obama, is the one they’ve been waiting for…

It was a fine performance, one that delivered a distinct message to observers of all political stripes. Democrats saw a candidate who embraced adversity and wasn’t afraid to mix it up. Republicans saw a candidate who was quick on his feet and took a punch without falling down. And independents saw a candidate who isn’t the “extremist” or “panderer” his opponents portray him to be. To the contrary, his message to the liberal organization was consistent with his everyday conservative stump speech, and the optics of Romney confidently courting an opposition audience should play well with skeptical suburbanites eager for someone willing to set aside differences and talk about solutions.

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No, there’s no grounding to Pelosi’s, O’Donnell’s, or Tomasky’s argument. But this is what to expect for the rest of the year: No matter what you say, if it’s critical of Obama, you are opening yourself to be called racist or at least a “race-monger.”

Now, some criticisms of Obama do seem to me to be race-baiting. When Newt Gingrich called Obama a “food-stamp president,” that struck me as an attempt to marshall racial resentment to his corner. But when Rick Perry referred to a “black cloud” of debt, MSNBC host Ed Schultz called that race-baiting, which is absurd. And now Romney is racist for using a term Obama himself has embraced.

It seems to me that this all is either a cynical ploy to abuse anyone who dares criticize Obama, so as to silence debate; or it’s a perverse belief that it’s racist to run against Obama.

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According to this list, the audience applauded 27 times in 25 minutes. That includes when Romney said, among other things: he will represent every race; he will help the middle class; Americans are entitled to an answer about the economy; he supports strong families and traditional marriages; he will help the middle class; bring jobs back to the United States; will stop spending; will protect social Security and Medicare with higher benefits for those with lower income and lower for higher income; wages will rise again; if you want a president to make things better for the African American Community, you’re looking at him; he joined with the Black Legislative Caucus in Massachusetts to promote Charter Schools; he won’t let special interest groups stand in the way of education reform; money for education will be linked to the student for true choice; his father was a man that he admired for equality and justice; and that his father was a man of faith that knew that everyone was God’s children.

He was booed regarding overturning ObamaCare.

What’s particularly stupid about the way the media are manipulating this story is that it makes the audience look somewhat bad (although for my part I wish far more audiences would boo politicians) and it makes Romney look strong and principled.

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Perhaps the most significant thing the NAACP did on Wednesday was re-open the door to charges of liberal double standard – just as Obama supporters were trying to enjoy the high ground after the Supreme Court’s decision last month to uphold Obamacare. The country was rightly mortified in 2010 when right-wing Republican Congressman Joe Wilson of South Carolina made his irate “You lie!” outburst during Obama’s State of the Union address. The NAACP’s boos may not have been as mean-spirited as Wilson’s heckle (we’ll pause here to let the left-wingers shout “False equivalency!”) but the bottom line is that if a convention of white conservatives had invited Obama to address them this week and then hooted at him, it would have led Rachel Madow’s show.

The boos in Houston risked giving off the kind of air of intolerance for which Democrats like to scold Republicans. It’s as if the NAACP had invited Romney to lay out his platform but rather absurdly told him: Criticizing Obama or his policies is off limits. It simply doesn’t work that way, and that’s what we thought the NAACP’s 2011 resolution had acknowledged – that we’ve got to get back to absorbing dissenting viewpoints instead of demonizing them…

Romney certainly isn’t the guy the African-American community is going to vote for in November, and he acknowledged that in Houston. But he said he accepted the NAACP’s invitation because he hopes to “represent all Americans,” and even if you consider that a disingenuous sentiment on his part, it too is in keeping with a spirit of civil discourse. The NAACP didn’t help its relevance problem this week by breaching that spirit. Or maybe it did, sadly, given all the attention the booing got. If that’s the case, then it’s as much the nation’s problem as it is the NAACP’s.

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Via the Daily Caller.

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Via Mediaite.


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Watched the O’Reilly piece, it made me feel sick. A supposed leader in the NAACP lied from the beginning to end, from his profoundly laughable statement that the NAACP is non partisan…

only a mouth breathing fool believes that, they have been shills for the left since LBJ bought them in the 60′s.

To his bald faced lie that first.. Romney never addressed education.. after O’relly had played the part where he expressly did… to then say he was going to completely cut all educational funding contradicting himself.

He was in such full blown liar mode, he even backed up the Pelosi remarks that Romney was dog whistling racists..

It sickens me, that so many ardent left wing race pimps have come out to lie about this speech.. Romney did the right thing, and gets called racist by liars cheats and thugs, in both the NAACP race baiters, and the born to lie left..

We can’t show these freaks the door soon enough…

They have gone insane trying to save the Obama presidency, and there is no lie to ugly for them to use, because tonight, they used them all.

mark81150 on July 13, 2012 at 1:26 AM

The NAACP and the MSM are just trying to create as much diversion as possible from the hard cold facts that Romney exposed in his speech: blacks are doing relatively worse under Obama than they have done under any other President in memory, and “Obamacare” is a big part of the reason.

Progressive Heretic on July 13, 2012 at 1:36 AM

Romney scored

He was Reaganized.

When Reagan ran for office he consistently spoke his mind, regardless of audience. The press hated what Reagan said, and obsessively discussed the ravings of lunatic Reagan. The MSM assumed the audience would hate Reagan also

So the press kept Reagan alive in the mind of the public, and spread his message across the land. People heard the quotes, heard the critiques, and decided they like Reagan better than the critics.

This is the way to pass it on with a hostile press. It worked for Palin, too. Unfortunately Palin went down, not by opponents, but internal malfunctions in the Palin sphere

Romney also did well with his ‘kick in the gut’ remark, although it had a short run because of timing. It aint dead and could be used later

In both cases, riding the wave of a hostile press required a simple short statement of intent, in very plain language,and the warmth and enthusiasm that comes when a message is heartfelt. Optimism, not cunning gains trust.

Optimism, consistency,simplicity, and the total lack of hesitation in taking a position are all required. Teleprompting wont cut it but hecklers dont hurt

The more they complain, the more they help him

Clinton’s Sister Souljah was contrived to modify his image with the swing. Romney’s appearance was Romney being Romney

entagor on July 13, 2012 at 1:41 AM

So, let me get this straight. He wasn’t being boo’ed because he thought it should be repealed. He was being boo’ed because he called it “Obamacare.” So, we’re all in agreement that it should be repealed. We just hate tying Obama’s name to it. I’m willing to call it “Mitt Romney’s Racist Minority Hand-Job, if it repeals the POS.

notropis on July 13, 2012 at 1:56 AM

entagor on July 13, 2012 at 1:41 AM

At this point in his life Romney is no more like Reagan than the man in the moon. Reagan started speaking his mind years before he ever ran for president. Romney has yet to become “Reaganized” as you put it, or else he would have been speaking loud and clear against Obama for years. He would have stood up and clearly expressed conservative principles and applauded the protests and work of the Tea Parties. He also would have defended Sarah Palin when she was speaking out and taking body blows. He would have taken a few of those blows himself. Instead Romney has been calculatingly pragmatic, rather than principled. Make those kind of statements elsewhere, but don’t expect to make them here and not be challenged.

INC on July 13, 2012 at 2:30 AM

Business Insider is actually popular on Wall Street and among finance types and isn’t political.

bayam on July 12, 2012 at 11:47 PM

…other bayam observations:

…the sun is actually bright and not hot

…water actually feels good and is not wet

…lightening actually doesn’t strike anything

…ice is actually solid and not cold

and so on…

KOOLAID2 on July 13, 2012 at 2:34 AM

Business Insider is actually popular on Wall Street and among finance types and isn’t political.

bayam on July 12, 2012 at 11:47 PM

…forgot!…Occupy Wall Street was popular too and wasn’t political…yeah…you’re right!

KOOLAID2 on July 13, 2012 at 2:41 AM

Romney To Obama: Your Mistakes Were The Policies – Not The Stories
July 12, 2012

“President Obama believes that millions of Americans have lost their homes, their jobs and their livelihood because he failed to tell a good story. Being president is not about telling stories. Being president is about leading, and President Obama has failed to lead. No wonder Americans are losing faith in his presidency.” –Mitt Romney

bayview on July 13, 2012 at 2:44 AM

Make those kind of statements elsewhere, but don’t expect to make them here and not be challenged.

INC on July 13, 2012 at 2:30 AM

Reagan was a great president, but Romney will eventually be seen as a greater and even more influential president than Reagan.

He also would have defended Sarah Palin when she was speaking out and taking body blows.

INC on July 13, 2012 at 2:30 AM

Please quit whining about the forever victimized, poor little ol’ Sarah Palin, would you? And what you say about Romney and the Tea Party is just a bunch of bunk. Romney has supported the Tea Party since the beginning. Sure, he didn’t try to co-opt them or go out there and pretend to speak for the Tea Party and self-annoint himself Tea Party King (like Sarah Palin did), but he has supported the Tea Party the entire time… AND self-described tea partiers went for Mitt in the primaries and continue to support him today. So, INC, you can make your silly, false statements here all you want, but don’t expect them to never be corrected.

bluegill on July 13, 2012 at 2:51 AM

Rotting stench of fish.

Bmore on July 13, 2012 at 2:53 AM

Or is it stench of rotting fish? Bigot!

Bmore on July 13, 2012 at 3:02 AM

Stinks like rotting Moby on this thread.

Bmore on July 13, 2012 at 3:07 AM

I agree with INC

Reagan would have defended Palin.

Oh look, stink fish just showed up to stink up the thread and to idolize Mitt and put down Palin.

Hey your gills have fish rot.

SparkPlug on July 13, 2012 at 3:11 AM

Rotting stench of fish.

Bmore on July 13, 2012 at 2:53 AM

Or is it stench of rotting fish? Bigot!

Bmore on July 13, 2012 at 3:02 AM

…I can’t see what stinks …it’s covered with maggots like on a compost pile or something!

KOOLAID2 on July 13, 2012 at 3:11 AM

Mittbots have Moby Rot.

BMore is right again.

SparkPlug on July 13, 2012 at 3:12 AM

KOOLAID2 on July 13, 2012 at 3:11 AM

The gilled bottom feeder just swam by and created a trail of stench.

Its prolly hiding in its hole near the bottom of the swamp.

SparkPlug on July 13, 2012 at 3:16 AM

I wish that you would list the names of the people making the quote, I just hate having to click on the quote to see who made it and then have the crap blog on my computer.

Bambi on July 12, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Do you have Firefox? This add-on, CoolPreviews, let’s you preview a link by hovering on it, w/o having to click anything, and the previewed page will close automatically when you move your mouse away from it.

Bizarro No. 1 on July 13, 2012 at 3:17 AM

Reagan would have defended Palin.

Oh look, stink fish just showed up to stink up the thread and to idolize Mitt and put down Palin.

Hey your gills have fish rot.

SparkPlug on July 13, 2012 at 3:11 AM

…oh that’s what stinks out there!..it’s gotta be 60 degrees out so it will decompose fast…time for AC and close the windows to that stinky hot air! Night!

KOOLAID2 on July 13, 2012 at 3:18 AM

That’s not the point- the point is that Romney delivered a political speech that delivered an obvious slap in the face to the audience. It’s as though Obama went to an NRA event and promised to ban some guns. So you have to wonder, why? It could be that his speechwriters were lazy, and Romney was delivering a standard stump speech.

bayam on July 12, 2012 at 10:40 PM

No I wouldn’t reach that conclusion. But I think you have to wonder why a line was delivered that served to goad his audience- not normally how politicians operate. I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt and assume that it was either a stump speech or that the Obamacare line was intended to show white voters that Mitt wasn’t caving on any principles in his speech to a black audience.

bayam on July 12, 2012 at 10:51 PM

“obvious slap in the face”? For what, using the term “0bamaCare”, one that 0bamessiah Himself uses in His own campaign, as our friend Schadenfreude pointed outed out?

Do you realize how your willingness to give him the benefit of the doubt, which is the wise, classy course of action, puts you light-years beyond many hypersensitive, ridiculously hypercritical Lefties?

Bizarro No. 1 on July 13, 2012 at 3:42 AM

Mitt has a lot more guts than Dear Leader. Mitt went to the belly of the beast and stood his ground. He won and it is killing the libs.

Philly on July 12, 2012 at 10:47 PM

0bamessiah is a indecisive, gutless, divisive coward, who is only interested in being the President of those He believes will agree Him.

“loser” isn’t a descriptive enough phrase for Him – Rich Kotite-level, David Shula-level, Rick Venturi-level, Isiah Thomas-level, and/or Marty Mornhinweg-level loser, would be far more apt! :)

Bizarro No. 1 on July 13, 2012 at 3:55 AM

Please, all on the right, call it what it is, ObamaTax.

Roberts made it so.

Schadenfreude on July 13, 2012 at 12:14 AM

I say that it’s more fair to say that he was only clarifying its true nature by calling it a tax.

That being said, I don’t agree with his decision to allow 0bamaCare to stand – I think he should have thrown it back to the legislators to reword it to accurately reflect what its mandate was, rather than do that work for them, if the legislators wanted to revisit it, that is…

Bizarro No. 1 on July 13, 2012 at 4:10 AM

I don’t want to be misunderstood about my last post – to be clear, I was saying that Roberts should have struck 0bamaCare down no matter what, leaving it wholly to the legislators to decide what to do with its remains…

Bizarro No. 1 on July 13, 2012 at 4:16 AM

He certainly was not my preferred candidate, but he proved himself to be the most electable of those who ran, imho. His speech at the NAACP was brilliant in its conception and delivery. Gov. Romney is a genuine, compassionate, ambitious and practical man who has deliberately pursued the highest political office in America. He is socially moderate in modern parlance, but he reminds me of the classical liberalism practiced by Ronald Reagan. America is as divided as it was in the 1850s and Obama has undermined the nation at home and abroad. The establishment media have supported the take-down of America and they are the real enemy in any revival of the American dream, because they are morally bankrupt. We cannot beat them but we can continue to starve them by turning away from their print and broadcasts. It’s working.
I believe that Romney can repair much of the damage, especially economically, if and only if fiscal conservatives are elected to support his agenda. By the fall I expect the campaign to turn very ugly with Democrat incitement to violence and uncivil behavior by Republican “tea party” voters that the lame-stream media will use to influence the “moderates”. At the NAACP Conference Gov. Romney showed us how to rise above, and made me proud.
Randy

williars on July 13, 2012 at 4:39 AM

Bizarro No. 1

williars on July 13, 2012 at 4:39 AM

…good posts!

KOOLAID2 on July 13, 2012 at 5:09 AM

good morning

well morning joe and michael steele apparently are not in mitt’s corner on the bain issue…he needs to explain this, yada yada yada
he needs to release his tax returns….

i can’t believe it…

cmsinaz on July 13, 2012 at 6:20 AM

Was floating Condi Rice as VP an outreach? My take.

kingsjester on July 13, 2012 at 6:37 AM

When Newt Gingrich called Obama a “food-stamp president,” that struck me as an attempt to marshall racial resentment to his corner.

The numbers backed up Newt’s charge, but I keep forgetting we aren’t allowed to question the black messiah. Why don’t you turds just cut to the chase. Voting Republican is racist. There…you happy now?

swinia sutki on July 13, 2012 at 6:39 AM

i guess they are afraid to lose their jobs if they actually defend mitt against these idiots…

cmsinaz on July 13, 2012 at 6:39 AM

kingsjester on July 13, 2012 at 6:37 AM

great take KJ…agree with ya buddy

cmsinaz on July 13, 2012 at 6:42 AM

My comment written on Tomasky’s article:

Articles like this reveal how petrified a person is about Mitt Romney’s message breaking thru to all Americans. You can always measure the level of “petrified-ness” by how extreme someone’s criticism is and this is off the charts petrified. I mean who this guy Tomasky, never heard of him before.

If Tomasky is the “pulse” of the Democratic pro-Obama media, then Obama has sunk to a low that is very unbecoming of a leader and sad really. I’m sure MLK, Jr. is in heaven cringing at Obama’s campaign/media apparatus spewing such vileness as this article represents.

Mitt Romney was perfect at the NAACP. He was gracious, authentic, intelligent, mature, spoke in facts and asked for people to vote for him instead of his opponent Obama (who just so happens to be half black) because he believes he has the leadership experience, proven record & skills to fix this ailing economy and that Obama for close to four years has proven he doesn’t have the ability to fix it evidenced by facts.
Some boos, many applauses and a couple of standing ovations. Good for Mitt Romney and good for America. I can see Mitt Romney presidency ushering in FINALLY, a post racial America. I think MLK, Jr. who is on record saying that George Romney would make a fine president, would also say that Mitt Romney would make a fine president too after hearing this speech.

Mitt Romney is a class act and his outreach to the NAACP constituency was pitch perfect.

BTW, this was my first and my last time to read an article by this author. It is not a valuable opinion and life is too short to read such close-mindness.

Also, the guy debating O’Reilly is just swful. I’m embarassed for him because of his lack of comprehension and understanding……he came off very bad in this exchange, very bad.

sheryl on July 13, 2012 at 6:43 AM

sheryl on July 13, 2012 at 6:43 AM

well said…

cmsinaz on July 13, 2012 at 6:48 AM

i guess they are afraid to lose their jobs if they actually defend mitt against these idiots…

cmsinaz on July 13, 2012 at 6:39 AM

Clause “A” on page 1 of their NBC contract: Thou shalt never defend a Rethuglican against any statements brought forth from the Palace Headquarters of Emperor Barak Hussein Obama.

Flora Duh on July 13, 2012 at 6:49 AM

Flora Duh on July 13, 2012 at 6:49 AM

missed that section…thanks Flora :)
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any linkies this am??

cmsinaz on July 13, 2012 at 6:52 AM

great take KJ…agree with ya buddy

cmsinaz on July 13, 2012 at 6:42 AM

Thank you, ma’am!

kingsjester on July 13, 2012 at 6:54 AM

any linkies this am??

cmsinaz on July 13, 2012 at 6:52 AM

Getting a late start this morning, but there is this one.

Sununu to Juan Williams: Don’t let your blind loyalty to Obama make you sound foolish

Its always nice to see that tool Juan Williams get put in his place.

Flora Duh on July 13, 2012 at 6:59 AM

I’d be embarrassed to be black and a member of the NAACP. My current status as a mad cool wigga 90′s rap fan provides me the same shame. Block thinking and voting is cowardly and sheeptastic.

Slade73 on July 13, 2012 at 7:01 AM

Flora Duh on July 13, 2012 at 6:59 AM

heh….sununu is doing pretty dang well on the tv circuit….i don’t think andrea mitchell will be asking him back on her show again…

cmsinaz on July 13, 2012 at 7:02 AM

Sigh. I think I’m ready for Chris Christie to be minted Mitt’s VP so that he can barnstorm the country and yell at every Democrat who brings up Bain Capital.

Punchenko on July 13, 2012 at 7:10 AM

what I don’t get with all this bain crap…this is 1999….were these issues brought up during his campaign as governor?

OLD NEWS

cmsinaz on July 13, 2012 at 7:12 AM

good morning all!

ted c on July 13, 2012 at 7:13 AM

mornin’ ted c :)

cmsinaz on July 13, 2012 at 7:15 AM

mornin’ cmsinaz–gotsta run t o work after the joe cup is full.

ted c on July 13, 2012 at 7:19 AM

Was floating Condi Rice as VP an outreach? My take.

kingsjester on July 13, 2012 at 6:37 AM

I’m not sure I’m buying the DRUDGE report kj. Ms. Rice sounded pretty adamant in that CBS interview you mention in your post that she’s not interested. It would be rather foolish for someone to leak information 3 days later that would implicate she was lying, unless they’re trying to discredit her.

My take. :-)

Flora Duh on July 13, 2012 at 7:19 AM

Flora Duh on July 13, 2012 at 7:19 AM

I was reacting to the fact that the names being floated out there are everyone but Conservatives.

kingsjester on July 13, 2012 at 7:24 AM

Bobby Jindal should be VP. He has just that dusty hued skin that will drive liberals nuts. Jeneane Giraffe-alo will immediately point out we only picked him to prove we’re not racist.

Slade73 on July 13, 2012 at 7:24 AM

ted c on July 13, 2012 at 7:19 AM

have fun :)

cmsinaz on July 13, 2012 at 7:25 AM

plus he’s really fricken smart and a great speaker

Slade73 on July 13, 2012 at 7:25 AM

Flora Duh on July 13, 2012 at 6:59 AM

heh….sununu is doing pretty dang well on the tv circuit….i don’t think andrea mitchell will be asking him back on her show again…

cmsinaz on July 13, 2012 at 7:02 AM

Only if she’s the kind who likes to bang her head against the wall because it feels so good to stop.

swinia sutki on July 13, 2012 at 7:25 AM

so mitt is TOO wealthy but nevermind about the kennedys or kerry….

cmsinaz on July 13, 2012 at 7:26 AM

cmsinaz on July 13, 2012 at 6:48 AM

Thanks!

sheryl on July 13, 2012 at 7:26 AM

No, there’s no grounding to Pelosi’s, O’Donnell’s, or Tomasky’s argument. But this is what to expect for the rest of the year: No matter what you say, if it’s critical of Obama, you are opening yourself to be called racist or at least a “race-monger.”

True. And I getting tired of it.

Terrye on July 13, 2012 at 7:27 AM

swinia sutki on July 13, 2012 at 7:25 AM

heh :)

cmsinaz on July 13, 2012 at 7:27 AM

@johnsberman “Working too hard,” “caring to much,” and now “bad storytelling!” some of best weaknesses to list at next job interview. Thx POTUS

Whoa! Better be careful John. Diane and little Georgie will make sure you never work in television again if you keep this up.

I was reacting to the fact that the names being floated out there are everyone but Conservatives.

kingsjester on July 13, 2012 at 7:24 AM

Yes I realize that. It bothers me too.

Flora Duh on July 13, 2012 at 7:29 AM

so mitt is TOO wealthy but nevermind about the kennedys or kerry….

cmsinaz on July 13, 2012 at 7:26 AM

I’ll bet Kerry has car “elevators” (it’s a lift stupid progs) in his one level garage. They go to the Heinz Ketchup detailing shop on the fifth floor.

Slade73 on July 13, 2012 at 7:31 AM

stand strong mitt, all these lib talking heads spouting WH talking points is pretty pathetic…

cmsinaz on July 13, 2012 at 7:32 AM

Slade73 on July 13, 2012 at 7:31 AM

:)

just infuriating that the lsm is questioning his wealth but have no problem with the richies of the left…

cmsinaz on July 13, 2012 at 7:33 AM

To any country music fans, Craig Morgan is about to do “Corn Star” on Fox News.

He seems like he’s a really great guy…

Bizarro No. 1 on July 13, 2012 at 7:42 AM

Three Pinocchios

Flora Duh on July 13, 2012 at 7:34 AM

great find Flora

but it’ll be crickets from the lsm….

they want him to produce EVERYTHING, forget the facts….

cmsinaz on July 13, 2012 at 7:46 AM

cmsinaz on July 13, 2012 at 7:33 AM

that’s because rich lefties give 1000000 dollar checks to Barack Obama, then drive 200000 dollar Tesla Roadsters to OWS protests. Oh, sorry. Bill Maher is a libertarian. I forgot.

Slade73 on July 13, 2012 at 7:47 AM

stephanie cutter owes mitt an apology but those low lifes won’t do it….absolutely despicable

cmsinaz on July 13, 2012 at 7:48 AM

Slade73 on July 13, 2012 at 7:47 AM

D’oh!

:)

cmsinaz on July 13, 2012 at 7:48 AM

Debbie Wasserman outsourced her haircut to a famous foreign stylist and all she got was a lousy toilet brush on her head.

Slade73 on July 13, 2012 at 7:51 AM

I was reacting to the fact that the names being floated out there are everyone but Conservatives.

kingsjester on July 13, 2012 at 7:24 AM

Yes I realize that. It bothers me too.

Flora Duh on July 13, 2012 at 7:29 AM

me three.

renalin on July 13, 2012 at 7:53 AM

but it’ll be crickets from the lsm….

they want him to produce EVERYTHING, forget the facts….

cmsinaz on July 13, 2012 at 7:46 AM

meh. It was only 2 months ago we were hearing from the same cast of characters, “Sure Scott Walker won the recall election but he’ll be gone soon. The WI Attorney General will be charging him with a felony in a couple of weeks.”

I remember the Kos kids were absolutely orgasmic in their “diaries” about it.

Funny, I haven’t heard anything about Governor Walker being charged with a felony, have you?

Flora Duh on July 13, 2012 at 7:54 AM

Flora Duh on July 13, 2012 at 7:54 AM

good point….

cmsinaz on July 13, 2012 at 7:56 AM

Rove hits big: The birth of a mega-donor

OT: via politico

so soros doesn’t ring a bell with you politico?

cmsinaz on July 13, 2012 at 7:57 AM

top arguments of proglodyte posters everywhere:

1 – Go watch Faux News
2 – Liar and stuff!
3 – Turn off Limbaugh wingnut
4 – We got FACTS son! (said facts being obvious and without need of mention)

Slade73 on July 13, 2012 at 7:57 AM

Herman Cain coming up on Fox News to discuss the NAACP’s reaction to Mitt.

cmsinaz, look at all the fun your missing by choosing to watch Morning Dump over Fox & Friends! :)

Bizarro No. 1 on July 13, 2012 at 7:59 AM

your you’re

Bizarro No. 1 on July 13, 2012 at 8:00 AM

ahhhhhh! Can’t stand Fox and Friends :) or any TV news really. It’s a rehash of everything I heard about 5 days ago on the internet, plus fashion tips, and the newest ladies shoes in season.

Slade73 on July 13, 2012 at 8:01 AM

Bizarro No. 1 on July 13, 2012 at 7:59 AM

will switch over now :)

cmsinaz on July 13, 2012 at 8:01 AM

Bizarro No. 1 on July 13, 2012 at 7:59 AM

Just wanted to let you know, I added the CoolPreviews add-on you mentioned up thread. Me likey. Thanks for the tip.

Flora Duh on July 13, 2012 at 8:03 AM

Funny, I haven’t heard anything about Governor Walker being charged with a felony, have you?

Flora Duh on July 13, 2012 at 7:54 AM

If you mean felony awesomeness, heck to the yeah! otherwise no

Slade73 on July 13, 2012 at 8:05 AM

Don’t they understand that in making a claim that the use of the phrase Obamacare is race baiting, they are diminishing the true wrongs that were suffered by so many Aftrican Americans for many years.

That’s not the point- the point is that Romney delivered a political speech that delivered an obvious slap in the face to the audience. It’s as though Obama went to an NRA event and promised to ban some guns. So you have to wonder, why? It could be that his speechwriters were lazy, and Romney was delivering a standard stump speech.

In any case, Romney’s campaign is faltering and faltering hard.

http://www.businessinsider.com/obama-romney-poll-economy-jobs-health-care-supreme-court-2012-7

bayam on July 12, 2012 at 10:40 PM

If Obama went to an NRA convention and promised to ban assault rifles, would he be anti-gun? It would be hard to escape that conclusion.

So did Romney go to the NAACP convention and call for segregation? An end to Affirmative Action? Racial profiling?

How is calling for an end to Obamacare, as everyone ought to know is one of his strongest campaign issues, a call to racism?

If you ever wonder why conservatives are not impressed with progressive’s accusations of racism, you have only to look at these articles and your own comment to see that you use accusations of racism like a bludgeon to demand conformity to liberal beliefs that have absolutely nothing to do with race.

If Romney hadn’t gone, he would have been called a racist. If he goes and says something unpopular with the audience, he’s accused of racism, or of pandering to racists.

I especially like how Tomasky calls Rush Limbaugh, Fox News, and Tea Parties all racists in a single sentence by saying that Romney was speaking to them and pandering to racists.

You’re dismissed.

tom on July 13, 2012 at 8:15 AM

So… Calling Obamacare by its name is now racist? We have to refer to it by the acronym no me can remember or else you are a bigot? Geez. Orwellian much?

bitsy on July 13, 2012 at 8:25 AM

Dire Straits was here!!..:)

PS..But late!..:)

Dire Straits on July 13, 2012 at 8:33 AM

The NAACP is non partisan? LOL, as the kids say. The racism just radiates from these people as they lie. Lie for the black President who has given you 14.4% UE and turned his back on school choice in favor of big fat union donations. Don’t think about the black children in bad schools who want a better chance. Think of the skin tone of the president. All this time I had no idea how racist blacks were. Now I know. Disgusting what racists will inflict on their own community because of their hatred.

magicbeans on July 13, 2012 at 10:37 AM

So if Romney was goading and abusing his audience, why did he get a standing ovation at the end? Does this audience like to be abused and goaded?

Romney did a good job and smart tactical move going to the NAACP as it begins the neutralization process of race used against him. He went in ready to address black unemployment, the horrific public school systems, black crime, and the decline of the cultural values that were once the bedrock of the black family via marriage and personal responsibility. It may not be the message the Left wants the black community to hear and they now attack Romney, endlessly, because it was the right thing to say if you believe that the black community has been ill-served by political decisions made not just over the last four years, but since Truman’s Urban Renewal projects that broke up traditional black communities that were prosperous and gave the buildings and land to Democratically connected land developers.

Yup, the Left certainly doesn’t like that set of messages and will lie about what Romney said even after clips of him saying it are shown. The level of deceit going on is no longer just a side-light but now is getting a sharp glare of attention on it because Romney went to the NAACP and Obama didn’t. The more Obama takes his base for granted, the more it will see that they are just tools to him… useful until their utility ends as his own goals are met and theirs are left hanging.

So what if the audience didn’t like much of what Romney said?

They gave him a standing ovation to have the guts and fortitude to come there and say it. That is the process of beginning a conversation and finding the right way to go that isn’t the path that we are on and letting those most impacted know that they have a right to demand more liberty and freedom for their lives, which requires a modicum of personal responsibility and fortitude to do. That has got to be horrifying to the Left: treating our fellow man equally and with respect, not expecting the least from them but the best. It is a tactical move, only if it is not followed up… if there is continued work to address the black community through surrogates and other speakers, then it becomes strategic in nature. Do note, you local politicians can create that strategy now: the door is open to them to do it on their own from the right. Just a bit of courage is all it takes.

ajacksonian on July 13, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Bizarro No. 1 on July 13, 2012 at 7:59 AM

Just wanted to let you know, I added the CoolPreviews add-on you mentioned up thread. Me likey. Thanks for the tip.

Flora Duh on July 13, 2012 at 8:03 AM

You guys will probably never see this, but I added Firefox and some add-ons I’ve seen recommended here. That Cool Previews is really nice! Does Firefox have auto refresh? I can’t find it anywhere to turn it off if it does.

Night Owl on July 13, 2012 at 12:00 PM

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